WATCH IPL LIVE 2018 MATCH ONLINE, WATCH ONLINE TODAY’S IPL MATCH FREE ON HOTSTAR AND STAR SPORTS.
No cricketing tournament in the world grabs eyeballs like the Indian Premier League. The 2018 IPL season will be kicking off with Mumbai Indians taking on Chennai Super Kings at the Wankhede Stadium on 7th April. To watch IPL live 2018, one will need to subscribe to the Star India network on their television sets or log-into Hotstar for IPL match live watch online. IPL live match watch online will be available for free for users on Hotstar.com, however, the free version will have a delay of at least 5 minutes in order to meet the regulations. However, to watch online IPL in real-time one will need to buy the premium membership of Hotstar IPL live, or one can also watch it free on Hotstar with a slight delay in telecast.
How much will it cost to watch Hotstar live IPL cricket match?
Right now, Hotstar hasn’t announced any special plans for viewers who want to watch online IPL live match. The current subscription plan for Hotstar is as follows – INR 199 for 1 month, INR 498 for 3 months, INR 894 for 6 months and 1200 for 12 months. However, you can also watch the match free on Hotstar, with a slightly delayed telecast.
Till now the broadcasting rights of IPL were with the SonyEspn group, however, in December 2017, BCCI invited new bids for all the rights surrounding the broadcast and digital spread of IPL. Star India managed to win the rights for India broadcast, India digital and the rest of world broadcast and digital with a consolidated bid of over INR 16000 crores. The new contract will see Star India in charge of broadcast over all platforms for the duration of next 5 seasons.
How to watch online IPL Live 2018 ?
To watch Hotstar IPL Live, you will need to subscribe to Star India’s digital platform, you can either watch the match for free on Hotstar with a 5-minute delay or watch the Hotstar IPL live action after paying a certain amount of subscription fees. If Hotstar do introduce a special subscription plan for IPL 2018 we will be sure to let you know through this space.
To watch IPL Live 2018 on your televisions, you will need the following channel according to your location.
|United Kingdom||Sky Sports|
|United States||Willow TV|
|Sri Lanka||SLRC (Channel Eye)|
|New Zealand||Skysports NZ|
|Malaysia||Astro Cricket HD|
|Hong Kong||PCCW (Now TV)|
|Canada||ATN Cricket Plus HD|
|Bangladesh||Gazi TV (GTV)|
|MENA Countries||OSN Sports CricketHD|
The subscription which will be free on Hotstar will not only be to watch IPL live 2018, it will also help in raising the awareness about football in the country especially when Star India has a pretty strong hold over the sports broadcasting market and has the rights to world’s biggest football league as well, English Premier League.
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